- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: University of Exeter Press; N.e.of 2r.e. edition (1 Mar. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 085989598X
- ISBN-13: 978-0859895989
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.3 x 14.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nazism 1919-1945 Volume 1: The Rise to Power 1919-1934 (A Documentary Reader) Paperback – 1 Mar 1998
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Jeremy Noakes is Professor of History at Exeter University.
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There are four main chapters; one, from the founding of the Nazi Party to the Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923; two, the creation of a nationwide party organization from 1924 to 1928 inclusive; three, the emergence of Nazism as a mass movement from 1928 to 1933 inclusive and four, the struggle for and seizure of power covering the period from 1930 to 1933-34.
The document texts are linked by a succinct, detailed and very readable commentary text and preceded by an introductory chapter on the ideological roots of Nazism and the radical right-wing völkisch movement in Germany.
All references to the sources of documents quoted are listed at the back of the volume, enabling readers who so wish to investigate further.
The author achieves a very well-balanced collection of documents.
This document collection should enable readers to build on solid evidence a strong foundation for understanding the history of Germany and the Nazis from 1919 to 1934. This book and the rest of the series is an excellent accompaniment for any study of this subject and it is very well worth using.
The book is made up of translations of original documents, from newspaper reports to song lyrics, speeches to internal party memos. As such, it is a rich source of evidence of the brutality and self-mythologising stupidity of the Nazis, not to mention their warped understanding of race and culture. Reading this, one is amazed that the Germans could fall for such a bunch of thick-necked, thick-headed bullies. This amazement is dispelled by the writers' commentary, which is a course in Imperial German and Weimar history in itself.
This book and the others in the series are also excellent teaching tools for lessons on the nature of history and the interpretation of historical sources.
A very useful series for readers whose interest in the period has been whetted by Ian Kershaw's Hitler biographies and Michael Burleigh's history of the Third Reich.